Lessons Learned

I’ve been sorting through the sewing room and reorganizing. It’s a time consuming process. I went into it knowing I have too much stuff and it isn’t well organized, but other lessons emerged from the debris.
I don’t play enough.
I’ve posted about that several times over the years. Why is it so hard to make time for creative play? I get too caught up in my list and finishing the things on my list. I need to knock it off.
I have small collections of “things I want to try” stashed everywhere, and none of those are on a list.
I forget about those things. Maybe I can put them all in one container in ziploc bags or something. They need to be in one place so when I want to play I can find them. Nothing sucks the fun out of play like searching an hour for your toys.
I have quilts I forgot I made and quilts I want to display that I can’t find.
Anyone else been there?
Finishing all your small UFOs and leaving the large complicated ones until last is a bad idea.
Enough said.
All those lessons from the first 25% of the room. The fun may never end.

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4 Responses to Lessons Learned

  1. quiltinggail says:

    We’re always learning!
    I keep intending to put aside an hour or 2 a week to play … but somehow, it doesn’t happen very often!
    Good luck sorting the rest of your sewing and I look forward to hearing what other lessons you learn!
    Happy sorting! 🙂

  2. Laura Kate says:

    Don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s hard to break out of a routine. For me, I keep a notebook to jot down things I want to try. I try to look at my notes every few week to refresh my memories. If I still like it, I try to get it started. If I don’t, I cross it off.

  3. Laura says:

    I don’t play enough is number 1 for me. I still have not worked out how to make more play happen, although now that I am thinking on it, I have spent more time learning to use my camera. That has been fun!
    I know where my toys are, so that is a plus.
    I am trying to complete those larger UFOs. Little by little. I am feeling better about myself as I work toward this goal.
    Time management is a big issue for me. I come home from work and veg until bedtime. That ought to change, but I am tired by then.

  4. Helen says:

    I don’t think any of us play enough

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